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AXPONA Postponed to August 7-9, 2020

March 20th, 2020

AXPONA 2020 Rescheduled to August 7-9, 2020.

AXPONA has been rescheduled from April 17-19 to August 7-9, 2020 out of concern for the health and safety of all participants due to the growing coronavirus situation. This decision was made following an outpouring of feedback from the AXPONA community over the last 72 hours.

The three most consistent themes we heard were, 1) fears of attendi ... Read More.

High End Munich Audio Show Cancelled Due to Coronavirus - AXPONA 2020 Remains on Schedule

February 28th, 2020

The HIGH END 2020 trade show, planned for May 14 to 17, has been cancelled due to the current worsening trend with respect to the spread of the novel coronavirus. This decision was reached by the HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH upon consideration of all criteria in close cooperation with the Board of the HIGH END SOCIETY e.V.

Given that in addition to the countries affected in Asia, infectio ... Read More.

Rickie Lee Jones at AXPONA Saturday April 18th, 2020

February 14th, 2020

Open to All AXPONA Attendees

Saturday, April 18, 2020  |  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rick Lee Jones has spent a life time dancing with her muse. She is the most iconic American female singer-songwriter of her time, a woman who outlasted all her adversaries--including youth and self-destruction. A seasoned humility brings her performances an authenticity that only long-enduring mu ... Read More.

Monitor Audio to Unveil 6th Generation Bronze Series at Bristol Show

January 31st, 2020

Monitor Audio will be unveiling a 6th generation of its Bronze Series loudspeakers at this year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show, proclaiming this latest iteration ‘a complete upgrade in performance and build quality.’

The range is intended for both movie and music applications, with a choice of eight models, including a Dolby Atmos enabled offering. Prices will start at $350, for a pair ... Read More.

Parasound Debuts Flagship Halo JC 1+ 450-Watt Monoblock Power Amplifier

January 17th, 2020

San Francisco |  January 17, 2020 -- For nearly two decades, the Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifier, designed by the legendary John Curl, was Parasound's flagship product, and the aspirational amplifier for thousands of audiophiles world-wide.

A five-year effort by Curl and Parasound, and sweeping circuit improvements, have resulted in the amazing Parasound Halo JC 1+ mono ... Read More.

Aurender Introduces ACS100 Streamer/Ripper/Server

January 6th, 2020

Building off the launch of the larger ACS10 Aurender launched the ACS100

The ACS100 was developed to be a more cost-effective version of the ACS10 offering many of the same functions as the ACS10. The ACS100 quite simply delivers much more than other competitive brands in its price class.

As a music server / streamer, the ACS100 enjoys operational control via Aurender Conductor for both iPad t ... Read More.

Aurender Introduces N100SC Upgradeable Streamer

December 22nd, 2019

Introduction to the N100SC 

With high-resolution streaming gaining market acceptance as the predominant source of music among some audiophiles, the need for HDD storage for these users is somewhat diminished. In response to this trend, Aurender developed a solution that satisfies both the file collector and the streaming enthusiasts needs - optional storage. 

The N100SC, and its companion ... Read More.

McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

December 13th, 2019

McIntosh Announces MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

A one-of-a-kind, ultimate solution for bi-amping loudspeakers: a 300 Watt vacuum tube amplifier and a 600 Watt solid state amplifier on one chassis

Binghamton, NY – December 11, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC901 Dual Mono Amplif ... Read More.

Nordost Tonearm Cable + now available in Blue Heaven, Heimdall 2, Frey 2, and Tyr 2!

December 10th, 2019

The tonearm cable is the most critical and sensitive cable in any vinyl-sourced hifi system. The delicate signals generated by pick-up cartridges in these systems demand purpose-built, low-capacitance cables, in order to protect from signal loss and image smearing. However, to truly get the most from a tonearm cable, proper attention must be paid to grounding as well. Without proper grounding, the nois ... Read More.

Magico Introduces A5 Loudspeaker

December 6th, 2019

The following is a press release issued by Magico.

Hayward, CA | December 6, 2019 – The largest and most advanced of Magico’s A Series, the A5 incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new cones achieve unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the p ... Read More.